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after superstorm sandy. 90 people in the united states and canada were killed. bringing the total death toll fromicisticist to 100 -- from superstorm sandy to 157. and officials abandon their search for a ship's chapten who is believed -- is happen who is believed -- chapten who is believed to have drawn -- captain who is believed to have drowned. in new jersey, the scope of the damage became clear. much of the jersey shore is reduced to piles of sand, water and debris. boats flung from marinas. today people remembered what they endurate and what they lost -- endured and what they lost. >> life and death situation. >> no power. no help. i felt helpless. >> i don't ever think it will be the same. >> chris christie said the state's job is to move from saving lives to rebuilding. >> in new york city commuters struggled to return to work. some service has been restored but 9 subway lines remain shut down today. passengers had to wait in long lines to catch a bus and many walked in. much of manhattan remains in the dark and on staten island they continue to search for two little boys who wer
unplugged. superstorm sandy gave life to a new set of scams. find out how to protect yourself. and, why the creator of star wars is giving "new hope" to education. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning everybody. i'm angela miles. it's november 2nd, and it's jobs friday. it may or may not be deal-breaker for voters, but tensions are high over the jobs numbers due out today. it's anticipated 125,000 jobs were added in october, and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.9% from 7.8%. in the latest numbers on jobs, adp reports 158,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month, while the goverment reports claims for unemployment benefits last week fell by 9,000 to 363,000. stocks surged ahead of today's jobs numbers. the dow rallied 137 points, the nasdaq up 43, and the s&p popped 16 pts. gold dropped $4 and oil inched up to nearly $87. tim mulholland of china america capital joins us now from the trading floor of cme group. good morning, good to have you on the show this morning on this jobs friday. > > go
businessweek as millions remain without power following superstorm sandy. we will speak with the magazine's editor paul barrett on the link between climate change and intensifying storms. meanwhile, new york mayor michael bloomberg has endorsed president obama, citing his views on climate change. we will get a report from brooklyn, where occupied activists are teaming up with local groups to help survivors of the storm. we will speak with helena wong about relief efforts in chinatown. all of that and more coming up. welcome to "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from new york city and st. louis, missouri. the death toll of superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard has jumped to 98 as more bodies are recovered by the dead. 40 people have been killed in new york city, half of them on staten island, which was overcome with devastating flooding. staten island residents have criticized local and federal officials for allegedly ignoring recovery there, saying they're in desperate need of aid. new york city is facing criticism for
. >> thank you. norah? >>> for four days during superstorm sandy, president obama and mitt romney took it easy on each other, but on thursday they were back on the attack. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> former white house press secretary robert gibbs is a senior adviser to the obama campaign and join us this morning. good morning, robert. >> good morning, norah, how are you? >> good, good. we have a jobs report coming up today. the unemployment number could tick up. doesn't that reinforce mitt romney's position that obama's record on the economy has been a failure? >> no, look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward. 32nd month of positive, private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that's been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all want to end
. >>> on to superstorm sandy where new york city has now canceled the marathon. that's one of the biggest sporting events of the year but at least 41 new yorkers died in the super symptoms, and nearly half of them on statten island. hundreds need food and water, and they say help just isn't coming fast enough. >> reporter: the new york city marathon is the latest victim of superstorm sandy. the city canceled after public backlash. some complained the marathon would take police away from areas still recovering from the storm. the mayor issued a statement saying we cannot allow controversy over an athletic event to distract attention away from the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm. many of those affect agreed. >> life changes. you can't -- sometimes you've got to cancel things. there was no halloween. >> reporter: sandy's force is very visible on steapt island where the marathon was supposed to start. in gray kills harbor, boats are piled on top of each other. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> we've been completely devastated. >> reporter: hundr
, cheryl conner, abc2 news. >>> we no longer have superstorm sandy to worry b now the temperature is starting to fall like a rock. what will the weather be like. we have a look at the forecast. >> reporter: cool and cloudy. that is the setup for the rest of the evening. we had a few breaks of sunshine. that's been pleasant, seeing sandy beginning to losen -- loosen her gri. temperatures falling in the mid-40s out there in spots toward towson and the wind gusts around 30 in annapolis. breezy and chilly for the rest of the night into the early morning hours. it will be a cold start right around 37 degrees. we'll talk about how things will shape up toward election day minutes away. >> you watched as we filed one report after another about how the state was getting ready. sandy never did hit the way we thought but that preparedness came in handy for our neighbors to the west. >> reporter: garrett county by far got hit the hardest. heavy snows blocking roads, trapping people, a situation so dire that the county put a call out for help. >> really, everything that they've asked for. we s
in the wake of superstorm sandy long lines commuters are still waiting in to get gasoline and what one impatient driver is accused of doing that could land him in jail for 15 years. >>> java jolt in the race for president. the starbucks executive throwing his support behind one of the candidates after >>> 87 northbound headlights in san jose hazy, fog thickest inland valleys east bay and will run into this morning. dry and we have record high temperatures in the seven day forecast. >>> 6:14. only four days until election day. new poll shows the race for president remains about dead even. new poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country back president obama, 48% mitt romney. the race is tied when you consider the margin is plus or minus three percentage point. stay with abc7 morning news. coming up katie marzullo will have more on what president obama and mitt romney have planned for today. plus how the new jobs report released this morning could impact the race. >>> the coffee executive who campaigned against partisan gridlock in washington is making an endorsement. the starbucks
superstorm sandy. we're talking about new york and of course the new jersey coast. now in new jersey, what we're talking about here's the latest numbers. 1.7million people in new jersey still without power. that number is down about a million so power crews are making some progress. but not fast enough. yesterday governor chris christie said getting them back on the grid is priority number one. >> we're in a triage and attack phase now of the storm. so we can restore power, reopen schools, prepublic transportation back online and allow people to return to their homes if they've been displaced. >> reporter: now for people no new york trying to go back to work two big challenges. first gas, no power, means most gas pumps don't work and the stations that to have power have lines that stretch for miles long. then once they can get gas their second challenge is having enough people in their car to enter new york city. since most mass transit is down, most cars are turned away with less than three people in it. that of course won't apply to the trucks that will heading in from virginia just a littl
hours to help restore power to new york and new jersey devastated by superstorm sandy. many people remain without power four days after sandy made landfall on the shore. 1,500 workers and more than 70 trucks are going to be leaving for the disaster areas in the northeast in just a few hours. they're staging right now and will depart around 7:30 this morning. the damage is widespread from new jersey and beyond. con edison in new york is hoping to have power restored by tomorrow in manhattan and areas of brooklyn with underground power lines but that is just a fraction of the numbers without power. they'll join other utility workers already there troying to get power back online as soon as possible, but this is a monomental task ahead. last night dominion was able to restore power to the last of its more than 200,000 customers that lost power due to sandy. that freed them up to be able to send these crews to new york and new jersey, the areas hardest hit. that's the latest here from national harbor. back to you. >>> well, only days to go until the election. and both president obama a
killed by the storm that struck on sunday. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. the bodies of two young children were found who were swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines are frustrating drives in new york where one man was arrested for pulling a gun for cutting in line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with problems people are facing. >> reporter: good morning. the number of utility workers from around the country getting their power back online, mass transit coming back online, but there's so many problems, there's so many people who have lost homes, the temperatures are dropping, they don't have electricity, they don't have heat so small wonder that tempers are fraying. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up th
Ñi softened his attack during the wake of superstorm sandy, had more to say. he re-focused squarely on his rival >> if president obama is reelected, you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, if any at all. >> reporter: and mr. romney mocked mr. obama for this proposal he outlined earlier. >> i said i want to consolidate the government agencies, we should have one secretary of business, instead of nine different departments. >> we don't need the secretary of business to understand business. we need a president who understands business. and i do. >> reporter: this afternoon in richmond, mr. romney called on supporters to give to the red cross but was interrupted by protesters. >> that is what caused this monster storm. >> reporter: at the center of the response to the storm, new york city's mayor michael bloomberg said that climate change contributed to the storm, and endorsed mr. obama as the best candidate to tackle the climate change, saying he could still inspire the hope he did four years ago, despite what mr. bloomberg called a disappointing four
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crews are getting as they head up to new jersey to help in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. crews from northern alabama say crews in new jersey told them they could not start working in the garden state because they're not in the union. so last night they turned around and went home. more than a million people are still in the dark in new jersey. we'll have more on the recovery efforts after the storm coming up at 6:15. >>> new information tonight about a series of attacks on women in northern virginia. fairfax county police believe the same man wanted in seven groping attacks struck yesterday afternoon for an 8th time. this time he grabbed a woman waitaccount at a bus stop in the 7200 block of commerce street in springfield. now, the suspect description mahes this sketch that was released after the earlier incident. if you know any information that can help police, give them a call. >>> in fauquier county tonight police are investigating a deadly shooting involving one of their own. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in fauquier county. an incident that started with a car crash where you se
. >>> grim news from the east coast this morning. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. two of the victims were young children found on staten island three days after being swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines frustrating drivers in new york where one man was arrested for pulling a gun to cut in line. cbs reporter randall pinkston reports that gas is also hard to find on the jersey shore. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels and subway lines are clear of water. and the pumps are operating 24 hours a day to speed up the process. but one look at this tunnel connecting manhattan and brooklyn shows just how much work is still left to be done. the nights are especially hard for people without electricity. >> we've been cold some nights. >> dark and cold. >> reporter: con ed says it will have power back on tomorrow for hundreds of thousands o
devastated by superstorm sandy. at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck sunday. on new york's staten island, searchers found the bodies of two young children who were swept from their mother's arms. also, in new york, a man was arrested for pulling a gun when he tried to cut into a gas line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with the problems people there are facing. >> reporter: that gun pulling stunt puts you on edge em if you are in a gas line like many of us are. you know, every day the public officials hold news conferences to talk about what's being accomplished. a lot is being accomplished. for example, we have utility workers from around the country helping to restore power. but when you have people who have no heat, no power, people standing in gas lines, it's understandable that tempers are fraying. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of
to get gas into his state as quickly as possible. why? because superstorm sandy has shut down many gas stations in new york and new jersey leaving folks waiting in line for hours. now, cuomo says he has signed an executive order to waive the tax and registration requirements on fuel tankers. susan canne candioti. it's incredible when we hear the stories now. you have lines stretching for miles at some of these stations. you have some folks that have just absolutely have h it, and now there's a story about a driver in new york arrested after allegedly pulling out a gun on another driver. tell us what happened. >> reporter: suzanne, it's remarkable. that's right. that happened in queens, new york. police arrested a man who allegedly cut line in the gas line and pulled a gun on a customer who challenged him about cutting into the line. that's when police moved in and arrested this guy. you have to imagine there are occasional dust-ups that we have seen, short tempers in these very long lines. both yesterday and today. people get frustrated, but overall, i have noticed the people that we h
heading to areas hard hit by superstorm sandy. the red cross and the national capital region will send vehicles to wear there were 2 feet of snow. also helping out, virginia power crews getting ready to head to new jersey to help with power restoration. 1500 workers set to leave later this morning. more than 1 million homes and businesses still without power in the wake of sandy. >> a sign of progress for the first time since hurricane sandy. you will be able to take an amtrak train to the city. providing a modified service on the northeast corridor between boston and d.c. via new york. passengers should make reservations and use the e- ticketing option as the repairs continue. >> news in prince george's county. a bonds hearing for a police officer charged with attempted murder. >> johnnie riley shot a suspect in the back as he was handcuffed and running away. more on the developing case. >> this is district heights police officer john reilly's mug shot. he tripped -- he turned himself into authorities after being charged with killing a fleeing suspect. >> in this case, we are not surp
of superstorm sandy, but now there's a lot of rhetoric. >> here is one reason why. take a look at this. the race is extremely tight right now. here is the national cnn poll. the survey is out over the last week and a half. average them together. it's as close as you can get. look at these numbers, colorado is one of the eight battleground states. a very, very close contest. ift's why you hear the rhetoric and the candidates going to the battleground states in the last four days. >> paul steinhauser, thank you. >> we are talking chairs this morning. actor clint eastwood appeared on fox news to talk about his whacky republican national convention speech and how it came to be, how the chair came to be on stage with him talking to it. in case you missed the speech, here it is. >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. can't do that to himself. you're absolutely crazy. you're getting as bad as biden. >> now the acting, directing legend says it was an ad lib, which was obvious at the time. let's listen. >> i have to give john vioght a pat on the back. i was sitting with him a
. back to you. >> thank you. the eastern seaboard still struggling to recover from superstorm sandy. >> things slowly getting closer to normal in new york city. thousands of homes and businesses still without power but officials say it should be restored in manhattan by saturday. the mayor said the city will also send bottled water and ready to eat meals to the target areas. drivers continue waiting in long lines at open gas stations. most are closed. amtrak will start offering modified service between washington and new york city later today. hard-hit new jersey also struggling right now. millions of people still without power. one power company says it could take two weeks to restore power in some of the most devastated areas. governor christie says he may order schools to reopen next thursday and friday. they were supposed to be closed for the teachers' convention that's now cancelled. military trucks will serve as makeshift polling places on election day. >> sandy is being blamed for 90 deaths nationwide including four in maryland. an elderly man in western maryland died this w
is lending a hand in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. target is donating half a million dollars in relief efforts to the red cross and the salvation airline and also offering $25,000 in gift cards at local target stores for victims of the storm. rival retailer kohl east is denating $1 million and encouraging employees to assist along the east coast in clean- up efforts. >> that's the kind of rivalry we want to hear about. people competing to help others. >>> still ahead a popular program in our backyard is helping obese children lose weight and get off the couch and start pumping. >> that's fantastic. and research suggests these children have a greater risk for developing diseases that adults normally get. we're going to have more on that story coming up. you're watching 9news now on this friday morning. >>> so how about some sunshine after all these clouds you know? i mean it is fall. we understand the temperatures are going to be in the 50s but a little bit of need for the sunglasses might be necessary. >> you know what? some sun this afternoon and some sun this weekend. quit your whini
's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in staten island you can clearly see the path of destruction wrought by hurricane sandy. cars picked up and tossed like toys. that continues throughout the neighborho neighborhood. many residents say they feel ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten burrough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claiming their community has been ignored in the days following sandy while aid pours in to other parts of new york and new jersey. >> they don't talk about them that much. a lot of people here are hurting much it's upsetting. >> reporter: power is out. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and dozens of streets are impassable. still, the city is planning to go a
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of president obama in the immediate aftermath of superstorm sandy, he went on the attack. he ridiculed the idea for the secretary and he unleashed this ad. a spanish language tv ad that linked president obama to hugo chavez and the castro family. i think the romney campaign at this point, they're not really staying one way or the other whether or not the campaign has been damaged to some sentence by what happened with hurricane sandy but i think the, getting back on offense does reflect the fact that they feel like they'd better get this momentum back on their side. clearly it has been affected. >> and president obama has obviously been in full presidential mode. he took a break from campaigning but he's been very visible. he is getting good marks hoist handling of the storm, most notably from governor chris christie in new jersey. is there any sense how voters may be reacting? >> we don't know how voters are rejust yet. the president is in his own way taking advantage of the moment. he bounded off the plane today at his first stop wearing his leadership credentials on his sleeves literally. he
. >>> superstorm sandy is gone. but the misery continues to grow. 98 are confirmed dead, 38 in new york city alone. and that number is expected to rise, as police and rescue crews go door-to-door, searching for victims. authorities say it could take a week or more to restore power. the lack of electricity has shut down gas stations and supermarkets. the hardest-hit areas, staten island in new york and the jersey shore, where many homes are completely destroyed. there's a distinct local connection in all of this. people are finally able to fly back into sfo, while money and supplies are flying out to the east coast. george kiriyama continues our coverage from sfo tonight. >> reporter: the first thing this woman noticed when she arrived in san francisco, were lights. >> it's a luxury. >> reporter: that's because days after hurricane sandy, her staten island home still has no power. she is one of the millions who survived the superstorm in the northeast. >> i have a 15-year-old daughter who was very terrified. and she thought we were going to die. >> reporter: linda was visiting newark when sandy hit
deaths in the united states because of superstorm sandy. every life deserves to be honored and remembered. tonight we honor some. fallen ahead. but this is for them and their future. and that's why it's important. okay, i'm going to take that as a "thank you, you rock!" who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual has helped american businesses offer sound retirement plan solutions for generations. >>> every life deserves to be >>> we're obviously intensely focused on the still unfolding crisis that sandy left in its wake. another critical story the presidential election is now just five days away. president obama resumed campaigning today, a day after governor romney went back on the trail. they both planned to hold virtually nonstop events between now and tuesday. the race still considered too close to call of cnn's latest poll shows president obama ahead by one point. 48-47%. a national poll. the poll in the state of colorado, the new international poll shows 15% of likely polls backing obama. that's within the sampling number. 49-45, also within the margin of error. now
that superstorm sandy. joining me now to tell us a little bit more about what dominion is doing is the spokes person for dominion virginia. how big of an eft is this for you? >> we'll be sending about 1,500 people up to new jersey to assist with the restoration there. that's about the biggest contingent we've ever sent out of state. but we're happy to do it because as you said, we've received assistance many times before. we're going up with 1,500 people, five different contingents that have between 6 to 60 buckets and we'll have patrollers, line crews and we'll have some point people and managerial people there to help. we have trailers that we're bringing up that will have lodging. we'll have our own catering so that first energy, the company that we'll be assisting does not have to worry about us except to give us the orders so we can go out and help them get power back on. >> you're leaving about 7:30 today from national harbor. when do you ebbs president-elect to arrive in new jersey, where do you anticipate you'll be working and how long will those crews be there? >> it will be a four t
can follow the latest news on superstorm sandy on our website and check out the pictures, abc2news.com/sandy. >> what are the best jobs in america? cnn and money and pay scale.com came up with a list of the top one hundred jobs in the country based on pay satisfaction, stress level, benefits and flexibility. let's look at the top five, no. one, biomedical engineer, second place, market marketing consultant. software architect and data base administrator. no news reporter or journalist on there? . >> and now maryland's most accurate forecast. hey, take a look thshgs is the kweshgs how will sandy ultimately rank along among u.s. power house storms as far as costly. right now it's a $55 5 (500) 000-0000 hit estimated but likely to go higher. katrina was 108 billion and if other are pailing in comparison to this -- pealing in comparison to this. we'll see what happens if sandy overtakes katrina. itis possible. some of the cost and damage in our area. this is a different camera angle. that is a brand new inlet similar to the inlet that was cut in ocean city back in the 1933 great ches
. >>> two more planes are joining the relief effort to help victims of superstorm sandy. ktvu's ken pritchett joins us live with how they will help. ken? >> reporter: the air force will do what it does best and that is move an incredible amount of equipment in a matter of hours. >> the large cargo planes that make the effort possible but it is the men and women who will do the real work. >> we have active duty, reserve, and we have family members. >> reporter: he says this c-17 plane is just one of two launched today at 2:00 a.m. the largest plane, the c5 was loaded up with equipment and 30 personnel to help. at march air force base, they will join planes that will be loaded up with 600 tons of supplies to support relief efforts on the east coast. including 60 vehicles from southern california edison. >> they will move equipment and personnel to new york that will allow us to turn the light switch on for the east coast. >> reporter: some or all of these planes were scheduled to arrive on the east coast today but we haven't received a confirmation that they have arrived. the mission
estimated from superstorm sandy could make it the second most expensive storm in u.s. history after hurricane katrina. the estimates are between $30 and $50 billion. that includes economic losses, property damage and lost business. 90 people are known to have died in the storm. that number could go up. 4.5million people in 12 states are still without power tonight. cbs 5 reporter sharon chin has more now. >> reporter: some of the subway lines are rolling again. many people are finding recovery slow. they're out of gas, out of food, and out of patience. tensions flair on the road to new york city. traffic jams and gas lines stretched for miles in a commute of chaos. >> get in front of me. >> reporter: some stations ran out of fuel or power for pumps. triple a says only a third of the stations are open in new jersey and long island. some bridges opened up but police are enforcing a three person car pool to ease congestion. and more lines swell for buses, food and water. >> they're slowly trying to recover. >> reporter: millions of people in 11 states are spending their fourth night in
by superstorm sandy. tensions are running high over a dwindling supply of vital fuel and supplies on staten island. perhaps the least well known of new york city's five borrows. just a short ferry ride from manhattan, smack dab in the middle of new york harbor. so, that means it bore the brunt of the devastating flood surge. so, tonight, as search andless kupt continues, my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden is there. good evening, cynthia. >> reporter: good evening, terry. massive disaster are composed of small tragedies, one that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-
] >>> the jobs report and the federal response to superstorm sandy can impact the presidential election. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: one thing for sure, president obama and mitt romney are full speed ahead in the battleground states seeking out undecided voters. president obama was in boulder, colorado yesterday. today he has three campaign events in ohio. he will be anxious to hear the jobs report. political expert telling the san francisco gate if the unemployment rate stays below 8% he believes voters will slug it off. any increase would mean president obama would -- face voters with the highest rate since roosevelt if the rate is above 8%, mitt romney is going to use that to his advantage. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. this morning, romney starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. "the new york times" reporting the romney campaign is making a serious play for pennsylvania last minute appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's edge in pennsylvania is narrowing. will the jobs report give either any massive boost? that's unclear. experts s
on superstorm sandy. unprecedented measures to relieve crisis brought on by the storm. long lines of people trying to get gas in linden, new jersey. fuel is one of the top concerns new york governor cuomo signed an order waiving a requirement that tankers register and pay tax before unloading. that would speed up delivery. some airlines are putting extra fuel on planes flying into new york to ensure planes can fly out. brandi hitt joins us from manhattan. >> reporter: as you can see the winds are starting to pick up and the temperatures are dropping fast. families are still struggling and still without power. more than three million people are still in the dark now as temperatures start get to freezing. victims woke up in cold dark homes again this morning facing another day of waiting for help. tempers are flaring as many feel they've been left out in the cold. >> this is really a dangerous, dangerous situation. it is a real dangerous place in the dark. >> reporter: on staten island where the hardest hit communities frustration and desperation. >> we lost everything. when you fix things, y
the potential costs of superstorm sandy. back to the campaign, president obama's camp is calling the gop's effort in pennsylvania an act of desperation. but the democrats plan to increase their spending on political ads in the state. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> support is growing to end california's death penalty. but backers of prop 34 still lack the majority needed to pass it. a new field poll shows 45% of california voters support the measure. that would make life in prison without parole the most severe punishment for state offenders. 38% say they oppose the measure while nearly one in five voters remains undecided. >>> the latest field poll on proposition 30 shows it could still go either way. 48% of voters are in favor governor brown's tax plan. 38% oppose with the rest still undecided. prop 30 would increase the sales tax temporarily and raise income tax for those making more than a quarter million dollars a year. if prop 30 loses, it would trigger deep cuts to public education from elementary school up to universities. >>> a man was killed while walk
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superstorm sandy has helped him make up his mind. rally inent obama's colorado in 2008, a young adoring crowd. >> are you fired up? [cheers] >> the placards or different, but the change is still on the agenda. it is just that change takes time, he says. >> you know where i stand and you know i'm willing to make tough decisions even when they are not politically convenient. [cheers and applause] >> the looked like he was enjoying himself, which was not always the case in this campaign. people wondered after he still had a fight in him, after his first debate. he also had good reason to smile. the unexpected backing of new york mayor michael bloomberg, out from managing the city's response to hurricane sandy to endorse president obama. he was not un critical of the president, but he link to the hurricane to climate change and said that the storm has brought tuesday's election into focus. he says president obama has taken major steps to reduce oour and consumption over the past four years. now, mitt romney has a history of tackling climate change. he signed a cap-and-trade plan as governor of ma
coming out of new jersey and new york in the wake of superstorm sandy, but one terrible story grabbed everyone's attention a mother and her two toddlers were stranded in a staten island neighborhood after the suv got stuck. the mom said she was holding on for dear life and knocked on a house pleading to be let. she was turned away add her sons were washed away. the bodies were found a quarter mile away. they questioned a man in the home where the woman said she was turned away. he said he never saw her only a man who asked to come outside to help. >> feel terrible for the woman and two children. >> did they find the children? i didn't even know. >> they found them. they found them dead. >> it's a tragedy, of course, absolutely. shouldn't have been on the road. >> a lot of people are and they look for help. >> there has nothing i can do. i'm not rescue worker. if would have been outside, i would have been dead. >> the two toddlers are among 88 people who lost their lives in the storm. 37 of those deaths were in new york city. >> when the lights went out, we heard a lot of stories. offi
. >>> dozens killed and millions still without power in new york and new jersey in the wake of superstorm sandy. now that much of the water has drained away people are getting a better look at what's left behind and trying to cope with a new world of nearly freezing temperatures and total darkness. >> lost everything. you do the best you can. >> even in areas with power, there are, extremely long lines. there are not many gas stations open and those that have are not -- have not gotten back to normal. many drivers are spending hours trying to fill up with a tank of gas. officials say the storm is on track to be the second costliest storm in u.s. hirks with an estimated damage of some $50 billion. >>> that brings us to tonight's hot topic. the new york city marathon has been canceled. earlier today mayor michael bloomberg said the race was a go because it brought in so much resource but critics were opposed because resources would be diverted from those who need it. >>> well, it is now the most expensive cam pain in maryland ever. it is question seven. the stakes on the table will make the campa
much concern. as far as the storm, what's left of superstorm sandy, still in quebec. four or five days ago it made landfall. still linger gerg. both of these storms are dragging a lot of cold air through the power outage zone. it's been too difficult to stay in your houses with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. middle of the country, much of the nation not looking at any travel trouble today. that's a look at the national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. plenty of sun shooin areas like memphis, tennessee and oklahoma city. beautiful weather for this november. anywhere near the lakes you're dealing with lake effects showers. areas like cleveland, 43. so, once again, yes, the next storm will move up the mid-atlantic through the northeast. mostly it will be all rain. the waves will be the only issue because there's no protection for any structure. >> cleanup efforts, just a pain. >> yes, it'll set everyone back by about a day. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> this weekend marks the final stretch a very long campaign. >> and after all that we've been through toget
, of course, during superstorm sandy dropping buckets on the area. you see that tree fall and almost land right on top of that car. this is back on october 29th. according to police, the person in the car was not injured, but extremely lucky and they put this video out there to use it as an example to stay home when there are dangerous driving conditions due to weather. if you look close, almost looks like the power lines might have saved this person. the tree gets caught up, that is what slows it down. let's shoot over to wilmington, north carolina. what do you see there? clear red light. person in the video didn't see that, boom, huge three-car pileup. this is the wilmington entrance to the bridge. a honda landed on the roof and emergency crews had to direct traffic and the bridge was shut down for about an hour. one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but, of course, messed up traveling for lots of other people. look, the suv gets hit by the truck. that's the honda civic. you can barely see it. you can see as it goes off frame, it's already starting to tumble. just an
of last resort but pay phones are suddenly in demand on the east coast in the wake of superstorm sandy. the cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts tells us people who use pay phones often get a wake-up call when they see the bill. julie. >> reporter: that is right. with 25% of the new york city cell towers wiped out new yorkers are now lining up to use pay phones. and here in earthquake country we're just one tremor away from a similar situation but next time you're forced to use a pay phone you may be in for a surprise. [ beep ] >> reporter: it may have been a while since you've used one of these but the next time you make a pay phone call you'll need more than a quarter. try 20 bucks. >> that's pretty extreme. crazy. >> reporter: that's the holding fee that showed up on our bill weather we recently used a debit card to make a 20-second call at this pay phone from the airport to our station merely 13 miles away. the sign on the phone says a domestic call costs 8 contrary to the recording which quotes another pay phone rate. >> on the first minute charge will be $6.97. each addition
agent. >> frustration at the pump of a different kind in the wake of superstorm sandy. why gasoline is almost worth its weight in gold in new jersey and new york this morning >>> good morning. thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze >> i'm eric thomas. aren't you glad it is friday? san francisco police want to talk to you if you have information about the brutal beating of a muni station agent last month stemming from an argument over a bike. amy hollyfield is live at the van ness station where the attack took place. >> reporter: the man who attacked the agent was caught on camera. we have the video. take a look, see if you recognize this man. the video shows him kicking at someone, police say he tacked the muni station agent. he was mad because the agent wouldn't let him take his bike onboard he punched and kicked the agent who fell to the ground when hebñ got up the hand beat him some more. >> the at agent was injured seriously from the attack. he was transported and hospitalized for a period of time. he has been released from the hospital but he's still undergoing medical treatmen
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